Hi, my name is Michael Jacobs and I have been the owner of Prahran Health Foods for the past 20 years. I was born and raised in New York and practiced pharmacy for 15 years before relocating to Australia and switching to a career in natural health. I have always been a believer in a balanced lifestyle, comprising a healthy diet , regular exercise and strong relationships. I have enjoyed the relationship that I have shared with all of you over the years and I thank you for the support. I am looking forward to the next part of our journey together.
- Valuing and understanding my customers
- Creating a warm and inviting workplace
- Being able to adapt to change
Hi, my name is Geraldine and I am a qualified naturopath, nurse and homeopath with over 25 years of experience. I have great interest in energy medicine for emotional health and specialise in finding underlying causes in health related initiatives.
- Energy medicine
- Pathology testing
Hi, my name is Jad and i’m a qualified Naturopath and Counselor with over 10 years’ experience in the health food industry. I am knowledgeable about nutrition and food intolerance’s and love sharing my knowledge in-store with customers.
Areas of expertise:
- Food intolerance
- Stress and mental health
- Wholefoods cooking
- Clinic counselling
- Allergies/ food maps
Depending upon your needs, circumstances and goals, I will recommend the combination of services that is right for you.
Areas of expertise:
• Food coaching
• Pathology testing
• Targeted supplementation
• Personal care
Hi, my name is Greg and I am a familiar face around Prahran Health Foods, having worked here as a practitioner for well over a decade. My special interest areas include human biochemistry, amino acid technology, structural injury repair and post procedure recovery. I am also a past lecturer in Biochemistry, Specialist Nutrition, and Biological Chemistry.
Bringing knowledge from the manufacturing side of our industry I have a wealth of data on what goes into a product and how it should be presented on a label. So if you have any questions on product claims, actions, or its presentation, I am the ideal person to ask.
Despite the lack of photo accompanying this bio, should I be in the store you’ll recognize me instantly by my seriously hipster beard, which is, as of yet, my only concession to modern fashion.
Areas of Expertise
- Amino Acid Technology
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Masterchef the TV Series
- Special needs supplementation and nutrition (specific disease states, post surgical, recovery, sporting, etc)
- Water filtration systems and protein fraction technology
- Quietly sneaking extra mouthfuls of the Living Raw Foods Cakes brought down for tasting when other staff members are not looking.
- Shopping for the best food at either PHF or the wonderful resources of the Prahran Market nearby.
Hi I am Ariela. I am a muso, yoga junkie and foodie. I am currently studying with the community at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition with hopes of becoming a certified health coach.
- Food intolerances
- Health coaching
- Yoga and mindfulness
Hi, my name is Ryan and you will see me in-store on Sunday’s. I have a rich history in a variety of sports and currently am seeking a professional license in triathlon. I also coach triathlon and love to talk anything about endurance training. Other passions include surfing, cooking and nutrition.
- Endurance training programs to maximise results
- Exercise fueling and recovery nutrition
- Fat adaptation training and techniques
- Nutrition for high performance